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Yard Equipment Operator

South Plainfield, NJ, United States


Canam is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam takes part in an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in one activity sector divided into three groups of products and services: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation operates 25 plants across North America and employs over 4,650 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India.


The Yard Equipment Operator will perform typical machine shop duties to support the production floor.


Essential Duties:

  • Check with supervisors at the start of the shift for day’s assigned schedule
  • Assist with coordinating deliveries and pickups with drivers and Loading Coordinator
  • Assist with loading and unloading material in plant as needed
  • Drive and operate vehicle under 15 mph in and around our yard
  • Perform safety inspections of the yard horse and trailers
  • Operate yard truck in a safe manner during daily movements of loaded and empty trailers
  • Take trailer temperature and fuel checks periodically and communicate any discrepancies to supervisors
  • Report any issues with the yard horse immediately to supervisors. Identify and report defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor
  • Load products on flatbed trucks
  • Operate forklift
  • Operate overhead cranes, and perform daily operator inspections
  • Assist welders, benders, loaders or line production
  • Participate in Lean activities
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition
  • Work safely and follow company safety policies
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor including, but not limited to, cleaning, scrap removal and other production-related jobs


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED, preferred
  • Current, active DMV license, CDL preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the English language
  • Ability to read measurements accurately
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions


Contact Us:

14 Harmich Road
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
Telephone: 908-561-3484
Toll-free: 1-800-631-1215



EEO Statement:

Canam is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled and participates in the E-Verify program.